"To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."William Hague on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."William Hague on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."William Hague on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."William Hague on John Steinbeck
"You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don't agree with, or find disagreeable, so it's important to stress that balance."
"The message I take all round the world is Britain is open for business."
"I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing, and business, and playing the piano and so on."
"I don't think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes."
"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today."